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Since: 18.3.02
From: Hartland, WI

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I bit the bullet and bought a wireless router (WRT54G V8). It set up very easily, and I have the security set so I don't THINK I'm being leeched.

With the Wii in "amber" sleep mode, I noticed that my wired PC connection would slow down and eventually lock up...resetting the router would fix this. I checked around, and changed the MTU setting from auto to manual and thought this worked...until I noticed that the Wii was completely off (red light).

After testing it in standby again...the slowdowns started up again.

I tried Google with no love, and not a lot of help on Linksys's or Nintendo's website either.

Is there a setting that I'm missing that could cause an active wireless connection to slowly leech more and more bandwidth until I have to reset?

When the Wii is off...I have no problems. So I think the wireless is the problem.

Thanks in advance...
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Well, I have a Wii and a WRT54gV8, and I haven't noticed any slowness issues, though I don't use a wired connection for my PC.

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Well even if you have security set, someone could still leech from you. Check the section where it tells you what devices are connected to the router. Make sure it's just your PC and your Wii.

Also, I've seen many routers(manymanymanymany) that slow down or need resetting because they overheat. Or from faulty firmware.

If you're searched and can't find anyone else with this problem, I'm not sure I would buy that it's the Wii. Something like that would be widely reported, though of course you can't rule it out.

Update the routers firmware for sure. Then see if that model has overheating issues by googling on it.

Since: 18.3.02
From: Hartland, WI

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I updated the firmware last night, and I'll test it again this weekend.

I checked (and double checked) all connections, the only ones are me and my Wii. only slows down if the Wii is in "connect" mode, not when it's off. So it's pointing at something to do with the open connection....maybe the firmware will take care of it.

I'll google the router for overheating to see if I find anything.


I found something else to try, and if it works I'll post it here. If for no other reason than this thread came up first on a Google search for my model & problem!

(edited by cranlsn on 28.2.08 0925)
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How slow is your connection? Is it possible that background downloads for the news and weather channel (while small) are enough that you are noticing a difference?

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Since: 18.3.02
From: Hartland, WI

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Slow to the point of locking up. I found a couple of threads on Linksys's forums after digging some more. There are several people with the same problem, and they had a few suggestions to try.

It's some quirk that only happens when the wireless connection is activated. Once it does lock, you have to reset the router by disconnecting the power to get back to "normal". Plus it's only happening with the newer versions, v6 & v8. Older versions of the same router work fine.

I'll let you know how the possible fixes turn out.

***Sorry for late update...the update to the firmware fixed the problem***

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